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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2019 @ 11:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

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We pause today to remember all those who have made the supreme sacrifice in order that we may have peace and freedom.

Thank you seems so inadequate.

Returning to Standard Time. Again.

November 02, 2019 @ 23:57 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

So, in just over two hours much of Canada starts turning the clocks back an hour because Daylight Saving Time is ending. This means that we’ll have more darkness at the end of the day, see an increase in the injuries and deaths in the next week or so, and we won’t save any more energy or money in the process.

It’s high time that we end the madness and stop changing the clocks. Let’s change to Daylight Saving Time one more time in the spring and then stop messing with the clocks forever. Saskatchewan doesn’t change their clocks and they seem ok. British Columbia, for example, is talking about doing it and I’m confident they’ll be ok. Let’s make the decision as a country to leave the clocks alone. Please.

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Daylight saving time. Again.

March 10, 2019 @ 00:07 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Apparently, we’re still doing this whole daylight saving time silliness. Fine, ok.

If you live in one of the unfortunate places that changes the clocks, set them forward at 02:00 local time Sunday morning.

Myth: Daylight saving time saves energy.
Fact: No, it doesn’t. At best, it simply results in a shift in when energy is consumed.

Myth: There’s no real downside to switching to daylight saving time.
Fact: More people are injured or killed in the week following the time change than usual.

Either of those is a good reason to end the madness and pick one time and stick to it going forward. I’d prefer to stick with DST, but I’m at the point where I don’t care — just pick one.

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Happy New Year!

January 01, 2019 @ 00:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Welcome to 2019! I hope everyone has a safe, happy and prosperous new year! Champagne flutes (2019)

Happy Consensus New Year!

December 31, 2018 @ 13:30 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2018 @ 00:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Merry Christmas, everyone! I know 2018 has been a trying year for many people, so may you have a safe and happy Christmas season with family and friends and a prosperous 2019!

Troubles in Rendezvous LeBreton

November 24, 2018 @ 13:27 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

According to a CBC Ottawa story yesterday morning, the Rendezvous LeBreton consortium whose proposal was selected for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats is in trouble. I am not surprised, and it seems I’m not alone.

Back in January 2016, the National Capital Commission announced two development proposals that were moving on to the next step in the evaluation process to redevelop LeBreton Flats. The proposals were put forward by two consortia: Canadensis: LeBreton Re-imagined by Devcore, Canderel and DLS Group, and Illumination LeBreton by RendezVous LeBreton Group, which is led by Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and Trinity Development Group’s John Ruddy.

The Illumination LeBreton proposal was ultimately selected. Personally, I thought at the time that was the wrong decision, something I still believe today. 

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